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: Children's BBC

6.00 Joe 90
Puppet adventures.

6.25 Santa and the Tooth Fairies

6.50 Noddy
(Repeat) (Stereo)

7.20 Playdays: The Patch Stop

7.40 Christopher the Christmas Tree

8.00 Christmas Time

8.30 Little Mouse on the Prairie

8.55 Round the Twist

9.20 A Flintstones Christmas Carol

: An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

Animated adventure for children.

The immigrant Mousekewitz family are finding life tough in New York. But a crafty feline offers them the chance of a fresh start in the Midwest.
(1991, U)
See Films: pages 50-72 **


Director: Phil Nibbelink
Director: Simon Wells

: Lyddie

Drama, set in Canada in the 1860s, telling the story of a young girl's journey of self-discovery, from a country farm to the heart of the industrial age. Based on the novel by Katherine Paterson.
Adapted by Maggie Wadey (Stereo)


Based on the novel by: Katherine Paterson
Adapted by: Maggie Wadey
Lyddie: Tanya Allen
Diana: Christianne Hirt
Luke: Simon James
Mr Marsden: Tom Georgeson
Mrs Bedlow: Pat Keen
Betsy: Danielle Brett

: Neighbours

(Details at 5.35pm) (Stereo)

: Just William: William and the White Elephants

First of three schoolboy dramas, based on the stories by Richmal Crompton.

William tries to run a stall at the village fete.

(Second story is tomorrow at 1.45pm)
(Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: Simon Booker
Based on the stories by: Richmal Crompton
William Brown: Oliver Rokison
Mr Brown: David Horovitch
Mrs Brown: Polly Adams
Robert Brown: Benjamin Pullen
Violet Elizabeth: Tiffany Griffiths

: Never Say Never Again

James Bond spy thriller, starring Sean Connery

Agent 007 comes out of retirement and has to deal with his arch enemies and a plot to hold the world to ransom.
(1983, PG)
See Films: pages 50-72 ****


Director: Irvin Kershner
James Bond: Sean Connery
Largo: Klaus Maria Brandauer
Blofeld: Max von Sydow
Fatima Blush: Barbara Carrera
Domino: Kim Basinger
Felix Leiter: Bernie Casey
Q/Algy: Alec McCowen
M: Edward Fox

: The Wrong Trousers

Another chance to see the Oscar-winning comedy adventure by animator Nick Park. A sinister Penguin disturbs Wallace and Gromit's peace.
(Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Director: Nick Park

: The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: The Tale of Two Bad Mice and Johnny Town-Mouse

A new animated adaptation of Beatrix Potter's stories.
(Next tale tomorrow at 4.40pm) (Stereo)


Author: Beatrix Potter

: Final Score

Today's football results and sporting news. Introduced by Ray Stubbs.


Presenter: Ray Stubbs

: Regional News

: Tom and Jerry

Cartoon fun.

: Neighbours

Hannah makes a sacrifice. Sam waves goodbye to Australia, and Jo's fairy-tale wedding plans come true.
(Shown at 1pm)
(For cast see Friday 3 January)

: Free Willy

The first showing on network television for this family adventure, starring Jason James Richter, Lori Petty

Jesse, a young street kid, is always getting into trouble ever since his mother left him with social services, his life has consisted of stealing and running. But one day his vandalism leads him to the North West Adventure Park, where he meets an orca whale called Willy, and the unlikeliest of friendships develops.
(1993, U)
See Films: pages 50-72


Director: Simon Wincer
Jesse: Jason James Richter
Rae Lindley: Lori Petty
Annie Greenwood: Jayne Atkinson
Randolph Johnson: August Schellenberg
Glen Greenwood: Michael Madsen
Dial: Michael Ironside
Wade: Richard Riehle
Dwight: Mykelti Williamson
Perry: Michael Bacall

: EastEnders

Peggy gives Grant some unwelcome advice, Joe is finding it hard to cope, and Pauline faces some uncomfortable home truths.

(For cast see Monday 30 December)
(Omnibus editions on Sunday)

: 2 Point 4 Christmas: Two Years before the Mast

A holiday edition of the comedy 2 Point 4 Children to conclude the series.

Seeing Ben's sister Tina off on a Christmas cruise results in four stowaways skulking about on the MV Oriana.
See today's choices.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer/Producer: Andrew Marshall
Director: Nick Wood
Bill: Belinda Lang
Ben: Gary Olsen
Rona: Julia Hills
David: John Pickard
Jenny: Clare Buckfield
Tina: Sandra Dickinson
Bette: Liz Smith
Pearl: Barbara Lott

: One Foot in the Grave: Starbound

A seasonal edition of the popular comedy starring Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie.

A strange, unearthly experience befalls Victor when he accepts a new job as a gardener.
See today's choices.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: David Renwick
Director/Producer: Susan Belbin
Victor Meldrew: Richard Wilson
Margaret Meldrew: Annette Crosbie
Mrs Warboys: Doreen Mantle
Patrick Trench: Angus Deayton
Pippa Trench: Janine Duvitski
Nick Swainey: Owen Brenman
Fenella Fortune: Rula Lenska
Millichope: Ray Winstone
Mrs Blanchard: Lucy Davis
Primary school teacher: Roli Okorodudu
Dog owner: Elizabeth Chambers

: News

With Peter Sissons.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Newsreader: Peter Sissons
Weather presenter: Suzanne Charlton

: Sommersby

Film Premiere. Historical drama starring Richard Gere, Jodie Foster

Two years after the end of the American Civil War, Jack Sommersby returns home to his wife. His personality seems to have changed for the better, but as he has been away for seven years, his wife and others set aside their suspicions that he may be an imposter.
(1993, 15)
See Films: pages 50-72 ***


Director: Jon Amiel
Jack Sommersby: Richard Gere
Laurel Sommersby: Jodie Foster
OrinMeecham: Bill Pullman
Judge Isaacs: James Earl Jones
Buck: Lanny Flaherty
Reverend Powell: William Windom
Travis: Wendell Wellman
Little Rob: Brett Kelley
Esther: Clarice Taylor
Joseph: Frankie Faison
Dick Mead: Ronald Lee Ermey
Doc Evans: Richard Hamilton
Mrs Evans: Karen Kirschenbauer

: The Graduate

Oscar-winning comedy starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross

Shortly after graduating from college, Benjamin Braddock returns home to a celebratory party and discovers a new "tutor" in the attractive form of Mrs
Robinson. Twice his age and worldly wise, the alcoholic Mrs Robinson decides that Benjamin needs instruction in more physical matters after his intellectual struggles.
(1967, 15)
See Films: pages 50-72 *****


Director: Mike Nichols
Benjamin Braddock: Dustin Hoffman
Mrs Robinson: Anne Bancroft
Elaine Robinson: Katharine Ross
Mr Braddock: William Daniels
Mrs Braddock: Elizabeth Wilson
Mr Robinson: Murray Hamilton
Carl Smith: Brian Avery
Mr Maguire: Walter Brooke
Mr McCleery: Norman Fell
Mrs Singleman: Alice Ghostley
Room clerk: Buck Henry
Miss DeWitt: Marion Lorne
Student lodger: Richard Dreyfuss

: Clive Anderson All Talk

The guests in a festive edition of the irreverent chat show are Hollywood actors Danny DeVito and Sylvester Stallone. Plus Angus Deayton's preview of The End of the Year Show on New Year's Eve at 11pm.
(Shown on Sunday at 10.05pm)


Presenter: Clive Anderson
Guest: Danny Devito
Guest: Sylvester Stallone
Guest: Angus Deayton

: Weather

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